http://www.one.org Dixie Peach: Friday Shuffle - Geography Can Be Fun! Edition

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Friday, April 25, 2008

Friday Shuffle - Geography Can Be Fun! Edition

The question on tonight's episode of Wer wird Millionär? (Who Wants to be a Millionaire?) was "What river's name is not also the name of a U.S. state?

A. Mississippi
B. Hudson
C. Ohio
D. Colorado

B immediately piped up with "Hudson!".

"Right," I replied. "Now tell me where the Hudson River is."

"New York."

"Yeah, but where in New York?"

"What? It's in New York!"

"Yeah. But I wanted you to say it's in New York City."

"I did! I said it was New York!" By now B was beginning to sound slightly annoyed.

"Yeah, but one is a state and one is a city. New York City is in the state of New York but it's not all of New York. It's just a city. It's just a part of New York."

"New York is part of New York. New York is in New York."

"Right," I replied. And if you don't want any confusion you need to add the "city" to the name. That's the whole name. New York City. It's like Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City is in Oklahoma. New York City is in New York. Iowa City is in Iowa. And so on."

"Kansas City is in Kansas!"

"Uhhh...yeah. But that's not usually the Kansas City people are generally talking about. The Kansas City folks are usually talking about is in Missouri."

"Now you're just messing with me."

"And of course you know that Washington, D.C. is on the other side of the country from Washington State."

"Shut up."

I shut up. B's got a long, long, long fuse but even I know to quit when I'm ahead.

"Virginia City is in Nevada."

Pushing things right to the edge can be so tempting sometimes.

Let's shuffle.
  1. Poetry Man - Queen Latifah
  2. Song To John - June Carter Cash
  3. Show Me The Way - Peter Frampton
  4. Is There A Ghost - Band of Horses
  5. Rock 'n Roll Fantasy - Bad Company
  6. All The Things That Go To Make Heaven And Earth - New Pornographers
  7. Games Without Frontiers - Peter Gabriel
  8. Walk Right Back - Everly Brothers
  9. Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon - Urge Overkill
  10. Smokin' in the Boys Room - Mötley Crüe

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10Comments:

Blogger Princess Cat's Pajamas said...

Awww, poor B! ;)

I can't wait until I have a Swiss boyfriend who I can do that to. :D

11:22 PM  
Blogger Princess Cat's Pajamas said...

Hey! Wow! My comment actually posted! My comments haven't been working for the past month or so...

11:23 PM  
Blogger TitanKT said...

Yes, but the real point is to say New York City with a heavy Texas twang like the cowboys in the Pace's Picante commercial because that's how everyone says it except people who live in New York City and they all say it like Bobby Flay. Heh.

1:59 AM  
Anonymous Sugar Fluff said...

HAHAHAHA Ohmygoodness, that is so funny, Dix. This is such a classic. I love it and I love you guys!

4:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BWAHAHAHHAHA!!!!

Hey, I love that you have a Crue song in your shuffle!! WOOOO!!!

6:41 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Oh I will have to try that with some of students (here in America) *wicked smile*
Have a great weekend!

3:19 PM  
Blogger Jaxie Fantastic said...

Hahaha, poor B! I love your stories!

1:09 AM  
Blogger G in Berlin said...

Speaking as a New Yorker, the Hudson isn't in the city. It starts way up in Canada, was named for the Dutch explorer hendrik Hudson and we upstaters consider it our river. Now the Harlem river, or the East river, that might net you a New York (City) answer.

9:20 AM  
Blogger Sirmelja said...

Hysterical!! G-in-Berlin, you read my mind... the Hudson is totally an upstate river!

12:23 AM  
Blogger Dixie said...

Okay, I get it. I know that the Hudson river isn't exclusively located in New York City. My point was to try to get him to say New York City because he's never really got that New York City is within New York state and not something completely separate.

12:32 AM  

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